Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy

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Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy

Ely Flores, a 2005 graduate of a YouthBuild program in Los Angeles, is a Grid Alternatives outreach manager and works with low-income families to install solar panels to reduce their home energy costs. At Greenbuild 2012 in ...

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Behavior, Energy & Climate Change

Author: Todd Hoener
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March 01, 2012

To understand how we acquire or manage our energy resources—including end use energy—we have to understand human behavior. This often-undervalued variable in our energy economy may be our most critical resource ... [continue reading]

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The Value of ISO 17024 Accredited Certifications for the Home Performance Workforce

Author: Larry Zarker
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February 29, 2012

Federal and state investments as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) laid a strong foundation for a permanent, vibrant home energy efficiency retrofit industry, and a stronger Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). As ... [continue reading]

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Under Pressure

Author: Brett Dillon
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January 03, 2012

Our industry is under pressure to improve the skills and knowledge of our workforce. These improvements will increase the quality and rigor of the service we provide the various programs and our clients. [continue reading]

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Is the Home Performance Industry Right for You?

Author: Jared Asch
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September 02, 2011

The Home Performance Resource Center has developed a set of free online career resources designed to help current job seekers learn more about home performance jobs. [continue reading]

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Weatherization Training Plans--Gateway to a New Economy

Author: Bob Scott
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July 01, 2011

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) set the stage for many new and expanded training initiatives. [continue reading]

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IREC ISPQ Credentialing: A Guarantee of High-Quality Training

Author: Pat Fox
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July 01, 2011

The expansion of goals at the federal, state, and local levels to provide residential weatherization and energy efficiency services, combined with the influx of funds from government and utility programs, has resulted in a proliferation ... [continue reading]

Energy Education Data Jam 2014

Michael Wheeler

Energy Education Data Jam 2014

Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama launched the Open Government Initiative, an effort to increase transparency, participation, and ...

Energy OutWest 2014

Jim Gunshinan

Energy OutWest 2014

I was at the Energy OutWest Conference several years ago, but a memory still stands out from that event. I ...

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